Today In Sports History: On This Day 19th June 2010(Exactly 10-Years Ago Today Ghana Drew 1 – 1 With Australia In World Cup 2010

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan converted a 25th minute penalty kick to draw 1-1 with Australia at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday to move to the top of Group D.

Australia took a the lead through Bret Holman in the 11 minute when goalkeeper Richard Kingson spilled a free-kick.

Holman rushed onto the ball and turned home the opener to the surprise of the Ghana team. Andre Ayew’s goal-bound shot ricocheted a defender for a corner kick

Ayew won a tussle between two Aussie defender and laid up Kwadwo Asamoah whose shot was handled on the line by striker Harry Kewell.

Gyan stepped forward and tricked goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer with the equalizer.

Man of the Match:
Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)

Referee: Roberto Rossetti

Assistant referees:
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)

Stefano Ayroldi (Italy)

Fourth official:
Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Fifth official:
Altemir Hausmann (Brazil)

Venue:Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenberg

Attendance : 34,812

GK 22 Richard Kingson (c)

RB 4 John Paintsil

CB 8 Jonathan Mensah Yellow card 79′

CB 19 Lee Addy Yellow card 40′

LB 2 Hans Sarpei

DM 6 Anthony Annan Yellow card 84′

CM 23 Kevin-Prince Boateng Substituted off 87′

RW 12 Prince Tagoe Substituted off 56′

AM 21 Kwadwo Asamoah Substituted off 77′

LW 13 André Ayew

CF 3 Asamoah Gyan

Substitutions:
MF 20 Quincy Owusu-Abeyie Substituted in 56′

MF 11 Sulley Muntari Substituted in 77′

FW 14 Matthew Amoah Substituted in 87′

Manager: Serbia Milovan Rajevac

Australia Line Up

GK 1 Mark Schwarzer

RB 8 Luke Wilkshire

CB 2 Lucas Neill (c)

CB 3 Craig Moore

LB 21 David Carney

CM 5 Jason Culina

CM 16 Carl Valeri

RW 7 Brett Emerton

AM 14 Brett Holman

LW 23 Mark Bresciano

CF 10 Harry Kewell Red card

Substitutions:

DF 11 Scott Chipperfield Substituted in 66′

FW 9 Joshua Kennedy Substituted in 68′

FW 17 Nikita Rukavytsya Substituted in 84′

Manager: Netherlands Pim Verbeek

By Isaac Ganyo Tamakloe

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